We were looking for something to post on Sundays when we don’t have anything planned (which is the case a lot of the time lately, haha). Then I saw a post on Early Bookish Bird‘s blog and it seemed like the perfect fit. She started #howimetmybook .

In this post we tell the story behind our books. The following questions will be answered: Where did we get the book? Why did we pick it up? What made us pick it up in the first place?

Today I picked Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. You might not recognize it from the picture, for this is the Dutch edition. As I said before, I don’t like people on covers and I think these covers are horrible haha. However, these are also the books that I read over and over again and I think they were my introduction to YA so no matter how ugly that cover is, I will not get rid of these books.

I remember buying and reading the first book, it was on sale so I had to get it one summer. I enjoyed the story but at the same time it made me physically ill thinking about what was going on in that book. It took me a while to pick the series back up and that’s where this story kicks in.

On Christmas Eve, a couple of years ago I was gifted this book, the third Hungergames novel. I was very happy with it but at the same time I realized this was book 3 and I hadn’t read book 2 yet (or even own it). I was so excited to read it though that I couldn’t stop myself. I started reading the book around 10 in the evening I think and I didn’t stop until 5 in the morning when I finished the book. The last pages had me sobbing into my pillow. There was quite a lot going on and my emotions were all over the place. About a week after reading this, I decided I also needed the second book, read that one, and then reread book 3. I have reread the whole series since and I really like the movie adaptation. Especially Mockingjay part 1, that is my favorite for this whole series and might be my number 1 movie adaptation. And to be honest, that’s all because of that dam scene. I loved it when I saw it and I rewatched that part over and over. It’s so beautiful and really added to the movie.

All in all I can say I really loved these books and while writing this I’m wondering why I don’t own a nice English box for this series. I think that its because I’m not that sure I will be rereading them. I really love this series but when thinking of rereading books, this is not a series I immediately think of. Maybe when I see a good deal and pretty covers. I might pick it up. Did you read The Hungergames? And did you watch the movies? Let me know in the comments!